ECRS’ Micro Market solutions allow enterprises to offer 24/7 convenience to customers and employees.
Employees everywhere are enjoying the benefits of healthier meal options, increased product selection, and inviting break room environments through the 24/7 convenience provided by Micro Market kiosks.
While much of ECRS’ CATAPULT functionality crosses into both traditional retail and Micro Market/Self-Checkout environments, there are some features and products that are especially relevant for the Micro Market/Self-Checkout industry. This section provides a list of some of the important features and products for our vending/Micro Market operators.
Where are ECRS’ Micro Market Solutions Most Useful?
ECRS solutions are versatile and scalable. While CATAPULT can be configured to run hundreds of stores, it handles transactions just as flawlessly in unique, micro-scale scenarios such as:
- Employee break rooms
- University dining halls and convenience markets
- Hotel and hospitality shops
- Resort gift shops
- Golf club snack shops
- Private/gated community businesses
Micro Market POS Software At-a-Glance
How can retailers and businesses expand their product offerings, increase accessibility, and propel their profits through Micro Market solutions?
- Self-Service Kiosk Models
- Anti-Theft Functions
- Biometric Reader
- Multilingual User Interface
- Proximity Reader
- USAT Integration
Self Service Kiosk Models
ECRS offers a choice of kiosk models appropriate for a variety of different environments: Flex Market and Express Market. In break rooms, work environments, or corporate offices, this hardware can offer guests and associates easy, convenient options. Click here to learn more about which hardware solution best fits your enterprise needs.
A built-in kiosk security camera enables you to capture and retrieve images of anyone who may be associated with a walk-away or voided transaction. These images are accessed via an Anti-Theft widget included with CATAPULT Dash®.
CATAPULT Dash is part of ECRS’ extensive back office management suite that is provided with all of our kiosk systems. The kiosk will capture an image of customers who “walk away” from transactions as a measure against inventory shrink. If the transaction is triggered as suspicious, the system automatically sends the data and image(s) to CATAPULT Dash to be included on the Anti-Theft widget.
All of our kiosks offer interface options for French, Spanish, and Russian languages. By simply touching a button on the screen, a customer can choose their preferred language and the kiosk screen will then offer guidance in the chosen language. The kiosk will guide the user though his or her transaction with both visual and spoken commands, just as it does in English.
Kiosk customers can now access account information and purchase Micro Market merchandise at the press of a finger. Customers simply add a biometric profile to their account and scan their finger using a biometric reader located on the kiosk. If the consumer has a tokenized credit card, prepaid card, or has enabled the payroll deduct feature, the system will allow the consumer to finalize the whole transaction without needing to swipe a physical credit card.
ECRS offers multi-technology card readers designed for customers who utilize RFID technology in their workplace or business. This optional kiosk add-on makes access control more fluid to align with your enterprise operations.
Cantaloupe Payment Integration
ECRS has an exciting new feature to enhance vending payment flexibility. The Cantaloupe integration feature enables POS, self-checkout kiosks, and Vending machines to be accessed with a single card for all points of purchase.
Cantaloupe’s MORE Card will provide a quick, easy, and secure way to add value to a customer’s account, and enable them to use that value to purchase a salad in the cafeteria, a drink from a vending machine, and crackers from a Micro Market, anywhere within your account’s physical location, and at the locations of other accounts who employ the MORE. Card technology.
OptConnect Wireless Connectivity
ECRS has partnered with OptConnect, a leading provider of wireless services, to provide an easy-to-install wireless router that works with Verizon and/or AT&T cell towers to bring 4G to your kiosk, no matter the location.
- Overage protection: To help combat overages, OptConnect has a default 3GB plan that allows data overages up to 10GB without charge, with usage alerts set as each GB is reached.
- Small and Easy to Install: About the size of a pack of gum, just attach the plug and play router with an Ethernet cable and your device is online.
- FREE Hardware: Best of all, the hardware is free to ECRS Micro Market Customers.